<br /> Lee Letter: n819

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Charles Thomson
Recipient: Richard Henry Lee

Sir,

I have the honor to forward for your signature two Notifications of the
appointment of Diederik Leertouwer Consul of their high Mightinesses
the States general of the United Netherlands, one for the State of
Newhampshire, the other for Massachusetts.1

I hope your Excellency will receive benefit from a change of air, exercise
and a relaxation from business.2 I heartily
wish you a speedy recovery, and have the honor to be with great
respect, Your Excellency’s

Most Obedient & Most humble Servt.

C.T.

Notes:

Letter book, Papers of Continental Congress, item 18a, U.S. National
Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

1 See JCC, 29:631.

2 For President Lee’s “indisposition” and absence from Congress August 17 to
September 29, see ibid.; and Lee to Thomson, August 16.